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Careers In The Field Of Healthcare

Healthcare is known to be one of those fields that “people make money in.” This is the reason why many people pursue careers in that industry. It is seen as a solid, stable industry that won’t really go anywhere and will need more employees in the future. A lot of people who pursue these types of careers say that they are passionate about them. However, when there are so many people going for these types of careers just for the economic stability, how “passionate” some people really are is questionable. 

Many industries have outsourced their jobs to other places where labor can be done for cheaper. Fortunately, jobs that pertain to helping sick people cannot be outsourced. Also, healthcare workers generally earn salaries that allow them to be able to pay bills and pursue other things in their lives. Too many jobs nowadays are low paid and erratic, and careers in healthcare tend to be higher paid and more stable. Schools for health careers are generally hard to get into and require students to go through rigorous curricula. Healthcare education also tends to become very expensive. 

There are different jobs that people can take up in the healthcare industry. One of the most obvious job is that of a doctor. There are many different types of doctors. People can pursue any general practitioner jobs or jobs that have to do with specializations. Different types of doctors include gynecologists, dermatologists, endocrinologists, gastroenterologists, cardiologists, psychiatrists, hematologists, nephrologists, neurologists, oncologists, osteopaths, naturopaths, ophthalmologists, pediatricians, podiatrists, radiologists and urologists. 

People can also pursue nursing careers. There are different educational levels of nurses, as well as different specializations. Nurses with a two-year degree are RN nurses, and nurses with four-year degrees are BSN nurses. RN nurses, BSN nurses and nurses with higher levels of education are able to do in-depth amounts of tasks, such as giving injections. There are also lower-level nurses below the level of RN that are paid less and allowed to do a limited range of tasks. People who are CNAs make up the lowest level on the nursing hierarchy, make the least money, require the least training, do the dirtiest work and have a very limited range of allowed tasks. Above them are the LPNs, which are higher than them but still have a limited range of tasks and cannot give injections. 

There are also other careers such as pharmacists. Pharmacists can work in a variety of places. They can work in hospitals, as well as both privately owned stores and franchises. Pharmacy careers require a knowledge of medicines and of medical math. 

There are many different lower level jobs that have to do with very specific tasks, such as “medical coder,” “surgical technician,” “ultrasound technician,” “dental assistant” and “phlebotomist.” There are a number of colleges, high schools and trade schools that give training in these occupations. Many times, these types of occupations do not require degrees. They usually require certifications. There are some healthcare careers that don’t require certifications, such as veterinary assistants.

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